In 1994, Jennifer Aniston was a 25-year-old actress, worried that her career would not go anywhere. All four of her previous television programs had been canceled, and her only credited film role was until now a brutal teenager, who was arrested in 1993 by a tiny Irish demon in a hideous horror movie Leprechaun .
Then  was tormented. Friends came along. Although she had originally auditioned for Monica Gellar, she was cast as Rachel Green, the group's gloomy but well-intentioned golden girls. The show was a phenomenal success that ran for ten seasons and has been as much of a cultural touchstone as it was in the 1990s (Netflix acquired $ 500,000 per episode rights in 201
Each of the six Friends characters became enormously famous, but Jennifer Aniston was undoubtedly the breakout star. She became a rising figure for the 90s woman, from her layered haircut "Rachel" to her smart optimism. By the time Friends was disbanded in 2004, she earned $ 1 million per episode and had married Brad Pitt – it's easy to see why women wanted her to be.
She brought this star personality to her film career and chose some Rachel-style roles in romantic comedies. These late '90s films like Picture Perfect, She's The One and The Object of My Affection were light and forgetful, but proved that Aniston draw an audience to the big screen could.
The Good Girl an indie drama from 2002, was a leftist choice for Aniston and remains one of her most memorable roles. Her character, a depressed small-town cashier, undermined Rachel Green's fantasy for success, portraying instead a more restless and less glamorous version of a woman's quarter-life crisis.
She returned to mainstream comedies with Bruce Almighty . the following year, and then at at the box office. Along with Came Polly, The Break-Up and Marley & Me she became a figurehead of the Romcom-Boom era.
Recently, she has been blended in this ultra-commercial diet with unexpected decisions such as the Cake of 1945 in which she made an attempt to play a woman who is struggling with chronic pain. Unsurprisingly, for a woman who has made her career on television, she is fully present with the current streaming service boom. Last year she produced and played in Dumplin a Netflix music comedy. She has two more Netflix original projects on the way.
For their 50th birthday on February 11 Newsweek collected data from critical aggregation sites Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and IMDb to find the 15 best-preserved films of their previous careers. 
= 14. He just is not in you (2009). Total score: 57.5%. IMDb user: 6.4. Metacritic: 47. Rotten tomatoes: 5.1. Rotten Tomatoes User: 3.4
Director: Ken Kwapis. Performers: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long and Kris Kristofferson.
Summary of the plot: This Baltimore-based movie, which combines storytelling, addresses the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.
What the critics said: "Are women desperate or just stupid? This is the misogyny issue core of He's just not in you a women's bashing tract, disguised as a chick movie." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone . 
= 14. The Switch (2010). Total score: 57.5%. IMDb user: 6.1. Metacritic: 52. Rotten tomatoes: 5.5. Rotten Tomatoes User: 3.1
Director: Josh Gordon, Will Bacon. Performers: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis.
Summary of the plot: Seven years after the fact, one man realizes that he was the sperm donor to the boy of his best friend.
What the critics said: "The really dusty cliché that pulls it out again is the sweet a couple that does not, you know, do you think-every-other-how-that-up, of course, of course." Stephen Whitty , Newark Star-Ledger . 
= 12. Rock Star (2001). Total score: 58% . IMDb user: 6.2. Metacritic: 54. Rotten tomatoes: 5.4. Rotten Tomatoes User: 3.1
Director: Stephen Herek. Performers: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West, Timothy Spall, Jason Flemyng.
Summary of the plot: The singer of a tribute band becomes the singer of the real band, which he adores.
What the critics said: "An ingenious look at what happens when a would-be man becomes a headliner only stumbles Rock Star when he stumbles that it's a lesson about what's really important Must. "Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times . 
= 12. The Yellow Birds (2017). Total score: 58%. IMDb user: 5.7. Metacritic: 56. Rotten tomatoes: 5.3. Rotten Tomatoes User: 3.3
Director: Alexandre Moors. Performers: Jennifer Aniston, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette and Tye Sheridan.
Summary of the plot: Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18), control the horrors of the Iraq war under the command of the elderly, troubled Sergeant Sterling. Meanwhile, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother prior to her deployment.
What the critics said: "The The Yellow Birds made a late appearance in the film cycle of the Iraq war impressive] manages to leave an influential mark, even though it is constantly struggling to have its own voice Michael Law, Los Angeles Times . 
11. Dream for an Insomniac (1996). Total score: 58.25%. IMDb user: 6.2. Metacritic: (n / a). Rotten tomatoes: 5.1. Lazy tomato user: 3.6
Director: Tiffanie DeBartolo. Performers: Ione Skye, Jennifer Aniston, Mackenzie Astin.
Summary of the plot: Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a living girlfriend.
What the critics said: "Aniston is the breeze in this movie." Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid. 
10. Cake (2014). Total score: 58.75%. IMDb user: 6.4. Metacritic: 49. Rotten tomatoes: 5,8. Rotten Tomatoes User: 3.2
Director: Daniel Barnz. Performers: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Mamie Gummer, Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy.
Summary of the plot: Claire is intrigued by the suicide of a woman in her group in support of chronic pain as she deals with her own very, very personal, personal tragedy.
What the critics said: "For all the pain, the sadness, the sadness and the pain of suicide, which is superimposed Cake it is a serious pleasure to see the actress stretch herself out Film does not turn out to be a single disc. "Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times . 
9. Bruce Almighty (2003). Total score: 59%. IMDb user: 6.7. Metacritic: 46. Rotten tomatoes: 5,7. Lazy tomato user: 3.3
Director: Tom Shadyac. Performers: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell.
Summary of the plot: A guy who complains too often about God has almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to rule the world.
What the critics said, "On at least three or four occasions, Carrey made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes – and that's a trick." Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper.
8. The life of crime (2013). Total score: 59.25%. IMDb user: 5.8. Metacritic: 60. Rotten tomatoes: 5.9. Users of Rotten Tomatoes: 3.
Director: Daniel Schechter. Performers: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher, Tim Robbins and John Hawkes.
Summary of the plot: Two common criminals get more than they expected after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real estate developer who has no interest in paying the $ 1 million ransom for their safe return.
What the critics said: "Thanks to [Elmore] Leonard's source material and outstanding cast it works." Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com. 
7. We are the millers (2013). Total score: 61.25%. IMDb user: 7. Metacritic: 44. Rotten Tomatoes: 5.5. Rotten Tomatoes User: 3.8
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber. Performers: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman.
Plot Abstract: A veteran pot dealer sets up a fake family as part of his plan to bring a huge load of weeds from Mexico to the United States.
What the critics said: "A funny comedy avoids being too coarse or too docile – if you've left a summer full of blockbusters, you're exhausted – make a laugh with the Millers." Tom Long, Detroit News.